Our Mardi Gras Blessing: Jeff and Family Visit
We were pleased that the family could gather for the Mardi Gras break, but it took some arranging. Ashleigh had to come home from Tulane and then Darla and the girls drove up on Friday evening, arriving about midnight. Jeff was in Arkadelphia, Arkansas for his professional meeting. He had to catch a ride to Little Rock and then fly to Charlotte and connect to Atlanta, arriving about 11:30. Marty picked him up at the airport and they arrived at the house a bit before Darla and the girls arrived. We praised the Lord for the safe journeys and settled in for the night.
Saturday, February 25
They chose their outfits, hair styles, etc and began the action of the movie in the back yard and into the basement door.
Jordan's role brings her to the door where she is greeted by Elyse. Ashleigh does the video and directs.
Sunday, February 26
We had a luncheon after church in celebration of Becky Ridgway's 20 years on the church staff. That gave us an opportunity for a family picture.
To Sweetwater Park
They headed for the first large, climbable rock along the trail. They remembered it well from previous trips.
Elyse and Mark explored the edge of the creek near the factory and had to find their way back across the millrace leading to the factory.
Of course we have to have a group picture at the Factory. Marty, Jeff, Elyse, Ashleigh, Jordan, Darla, Mark.
The guys walked along the creek side while the girls explored an upper trail. We are back together and headed back toward the factory. Note that Jeff is barefoot, even though he has a big toe bandaged after stumping it at Marty's last night.
We passed the factory on the way back and stopped to pick up Brenda who had been reading on a bench by the creekside while we did the factory loop.
We had seen a great variety of patterns in the water over these shoals in Sweetwater Creek.
Monday, February 27
We enjoyed the marshmallows and the fire, but these pictures surely do send some mixed messages about the weather. Shorts and barefoot, but with jackets and boggin caps?
Tuesday, February 28
We had our family prayer together and they were on their way back to Pearl River. We look forward to the next time we can be together.
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